Wheaton’s Law does not state, “When you hit bottom, keep digging.” So when you’ve been a rude jerk demanding to impose on a stranger’s time, it’s best not to follow up your jerkness with…
Mr. Shea, in your hastiness it seems you proceeded to debate my assistant. Did the person you spoke with ever introduce themselves as Jersey Flight? Then on what grounds did you assume this? My assistant was contacting you (on my behalf) to schedule a debate. [I hope you find this as amusing as I do?]
If your post is fair would you not figure in my reply? [One must also thank you for the excellent press.]
Indeed, do you not have a high view of yourself? It is no surprise that a man who worships the Pope would speak as though he were himself a kind of Pope.
A question was asked to which you responded in the negative. You spoke as though my assistant made a declarative statement! This was not the case, he asked you a question: are you afraid to engage in debate with me?
Again, you offered an altogether hasty reply.
I have no pity for your busyness; for what is the nature of your busyness after all? Producing more literature to corrupt the minds of youth! Intense concentration in archaic sophistry! You ought to be pulled away; you ought to be called out! Cease from error; leave our children alone! If you desire to waste your own life this is one thing, but to indoctrinate children with your rubbish, this brings you before men like me.
The point of debating is not to convert the audience but to prove, that people like yourself, are intellectual charlatans; to reshape the consensus of culture. To prove that men like you merely exist by way of posture.
You have a Phantom; you have a Trinity; you pledge allegiance to the Pope.
[in all truth (P) and (T) are the same thing.]
There is no need to debate a man like you, when any detailed exposition of your beliefs, would prove that your beliefs refute themselves! Clearly your beliefs are fantastic! Behold the field of theological diversity!
“Let them first agree and consent together that God is of such and such a nature, and then, when they have sketched out for us that nature, let them require that we should form a conception of God.” Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Book III, Chap.III
Instead of thrusting your anger and agitation at not being able to manage your schedule (as if you were the only one who is busy); perhaps you could simply reply as the adult you claim to be, by saying you don’t have time? This is much more mature on your part. But then again, believing in a Trinity as you do, I highly doubt you care about the nature of the maturity of your belief?
It matters not. You have merely left the conversation to the future; to a generation which does not share your values. This is a prime example of the Churches’ forcedretreat [into theological privatization to avoid the reality of public embarrassment.]
In one generation I predict your sect will become culturally obsolete.
Anyone can strike a man in the face and run away, which is precisely what you have done by the insinuation of your post. Try supporting the claims of your piety. I wonder how many people you have bullied with your rhetoric? [Perhaps you can reference your argument for the truth of the Trinity?]
Leave my assistant alone. If you have issues with me then step up to the plate or forever hold your peace.
I have already won the exchange by the very fact that you refuse to have it.
Here, dude: You earned this:
Brights: Mistaking utter social cluelessness with their own brilliance for nearly 20 years.